The hands of gentrification are slowly uprooting the foundation of Austin with soaring property taxes that are forcing Austinites out of their homes. Families like my mother’s, who have been here for more than 90 years, are among the pioneers of the Mexican American communities that are facing gentrification. Though the days of tradition are fading beneath the sparkling infrastructure of investors, our story is vital in understanding and preserving Austin’s true origins.
Breakups are hard and the only thing that helps cure them is time. But how can we successfully get over our exes? Dua Lipa’s iconic rules - don’t answer their calls, don’t let them in, and don’t be their friend, have offered some great tips to get started. Here are ten more that she didn’t mention that should help.
Concert photography captures artists' passion for music through body language and facial expressions.
Ask me how I identify and I will tell you I am white noise on a television screen.
I’m a woman from the deep south. For generations, my family has lived in the swamps of Louisiana. There is much to love about it, much not to love, and much more to reflect on.
When I saw the words “Congratulations! You are admitted to the University of Texas at Austin,” pop up on my computer screen, I bounced out of my seat and squealed with joy. But in that gratifying moment, I never considered what the next year and a half would be like.
By Julio Diaz
Keep Austin Weird. Oh, what power three little words can have on an entire community.
By Sarah Holdeman
Prose and art by Alex Guillen.
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